from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The pulpy material remaining after the juice has been pressed from fruit, such as apples.
  • n. Pulpy material remaining after the extraction of oil from nuts, seeds, or fish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the pulp that remains after a fruit has been pressed to extract the juice (or a nut etc has been pressed to extract the oil)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The substance of apples, or of similar fruit, crushed by grinding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The substance of apples or of similar fruit crushed by grinding.
  • n. Fish-scrap or refuse of fishes from which the oil has been extracted.
  • n. The cake left after expressing castor-oil from the beans.


Middle English pomis, from Medieval Latin pōmācium, cider, from Vulgar Latin *pōma, apple, fruit; see pome.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin pomum. (Wiktionary)


  • European standards (usually followed internationally) stipulate that the fruit used for pressing into EVOO exhibit an acidity level below 0.8%, as compared to the 2% allowed for merely virgin oil, with higher levels permitted for cruder grades such as so-called pomace oil which is often used in restaurants.

    Oil Slick

  • I accidentally bought something called pomace olive oil, which tasted horrible.

    Q&A: Is pomace olive oil bad for you?

  • Wine makers now can siphon the wine from one barrel to the next in order to leave the solids, called pomace, in the bottom of the fermenting tank.

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  • The pomace which is what you call crushed apples fell into a slatted tub and, when the tub was full, a wooden disc was set on top of the pomace.

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  • She sometimes watched her father as he scratted apples in the granite mill, made the pomace, pressed the cheese between folds of canvas.

    CIDER SUNRISE • by Oonah V Joslin

  • We continue to make progress in the Netherlands, where the ministry of agriculture is funding a new $1.3 million research program to develop ways to raise edible insects on food waste, such as brewers' grain (a byproduct of beer brewing), soyhulls (the skin of the soybean) and apple pomace (the pulpy remains after the juice has been pressed out).

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  • Use a good stiff brush, pomace stone, or a scraper.

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  • You could tell you were in a wine-consuming neighborhood, a California grower said, “by the large quantities of grape pomace or waste in the streets.”


  • So skip the pomace in favor of virgin or extra-virgin olive oil.

    Q&A: Is pomace olive oil bad for you?

  • Instead it buys sawdust made from a mixture of hardwoods, including hickory and maple, and adds to it apple pomace from Connecticut cider mills — the pulp remaining after cider is pressed.

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